Archive | January 2016

5 Easter Ornaments In ebay January 23!

I will be listing 5 newly handmade easter ornaments this Saturday, January 23 in ebay.

Due to Chinese New Year holiday in my country, our local postal services will be unavailable from February 5 – February 14, 2016.

Therefore please kindly take note that for late payment made after February 4, I will only able to ship your item after February 15, 2016 onwards. To avoid late shipment, please kindly make your payment before February 4.

Thank you for your kind understanding!

(* I have also put up this notice in my blog, kindly refer to ‘Important notice’ on the header.)

Because of the Chinese New Year holiday, our next ebay listing will probably be on 6th of February 2016 instead. I will not be listing any ornaments next week. So, A little one week break next week! Also, very soon we may come to an end for the easter theme ornaments (maybe just a few more batches more to go).

Okay so here are the 5 ornaments for the week!

(Click on ornament title or picture link will bring you to each of their ebay auction page, most auction will be active around 4pm PT.)

Easter Ornaments

Shepherd’s Bush Eggs

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Just Nan Daffodil Run

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Lizzie Kate Hoppy Easter

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The Victoria Sampler Kitty Bun Bun

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Rabbit head and tail stitched with Rainbow Gallery W88 Wisper floss.

Rabbit head and tail stitched with Rainbow Gallery W88 Wisper floss.

Val’s Stuff Bunny Carrot & Eggs

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So here are the 5 easter ornaments for the week. I will be having a one week break next week. So I will see you again in ebay the next following week on 6th February.

Some areas in United States is now having a heavy snow.  Take Care everyone!

Thanks for visiting my blog today! See you again on the next following week!    🙂

5 Handmade Easter Ornaments In ebay On January 16 !

Here are the 5 newly handmade easter ornaments that will be listed in ebay for the third week of January 2016.

(Click on ornament title or photo link will bring you to each of their ebay auction page. Links only work when auction has started. Auctions will start at January 16 around 4pm PT.)

Easter Ornaments

Just Nan Jump For Joy  (*retired design)

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Shepherd’s Bush Scatter Eggs

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Just Nan Spring Bunny And Chicks

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Val’s Stuff Happy Bunny Day

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Lizzie Kate A Little Easter

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My next listing will be also on Saturday. So do check out the newly handmade spring theme ornaments next week in my blog. See ya.   🙂

6 New Ornaments In ebay January 9!

Okay, so this Saturday’s ebay auction will be our very last batch of St. Patricks day Ornaments. These will be the last 2 ornaments for this theme. Then there will be no more St. Patricks ornaments. Just in case if you are wondering why this year,  I speed up making and listing the valentine’s and St. Patricks ornaments, well it is because our 2016 easter falls on March instead of April. Last year, some of you have requested me to list my ornaments early so that you can receive them earlier because some of these ornaments are either a special gift or a decoration for the special holiday. I understand that it will always be a disappointment if the ornaments arrive late for the special time. So I will try to speed up this year. I list them early so as to make sure you can receive them early too.

There will also be 3 other easter ornaments and 1 OOAK rose ornament listed in Saturday’s ebay auction .

So making a total of 6 ornaments. First, let us take a look at the “One of A Kind” rose ornament I made, inspired by June Zimonick style ornaments.

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Stitching Just Nan Cynthia’s Sampler roses design for the ornament center. Stitched with 2 over 2 dmc floss with mill hill white pearl seed beads. I kept measuring the length so as to make sure it will fit in nicely into the center of ornament.

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As you can see from the photo above, the cross stitch piece fit nicely around the center of ornament. I started working with the beads, Swarovski crystals and Lucite flower for the top part of the ornament.

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Top of ornament. Pretty pink flowers!

I finally completed making this unique OOAK Rose Ornament. Check out the ebay auction this Saturday if you are interested of getting her from me.

~I name her “Lady Rose”~ 

(Click on ornament title or photo link will bring you to their ebay auction page. Auctions will start at around 4pm PT. Links only work when auction has started.)

OOAK Lady Rose Ornament   -SOLD OUT-

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Here are the other 5 ornaments. Enjoy the pictures.

St. Patricks Ornament

Shepherd’s Bush Luck

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Lizzie Kate Luck To You

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Easter Ornaments

Shepherd’s Bush Happy Easter

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The Sweetheart Tree Bunches Of Bunnies

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 Just Nan Peter Cottontail
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Thank you for checking out my blog today. Enjoy your stay!   🙂

More n More Embroidery scissors…?

Okay , I know I mentioned in my blog before, “I’m not into collecting embroidery scissors.” However, since it’s a brand new year, I’m going to treat myself with some new additions to my “embroidery scissors family”. (Well, how can a stitcher resist to purchase a pair of pretty scissors!) So.. I got myself 3 new pairs of embroidery scissors. Actually, I ordered and paid these scissors sometime just before Christmas 2015. But just managed to received them in the mail after new year.  So here are the 3 pairs that I would like to share with you today.

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The first pair is from DMC and the next two is from the famous brand Gingher.

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As you can see from the picture above, the workmanship for the design series DMC embroidery scissor is just average. I have actually tried using these three pairs of scissors for my cross stitching work, but I must agree that Gingher brand is still the best embroidery scissor I have used before. This DMC scissor is also very sharp! But the overall workmanship is not as good as Gingher brand. There are a total of four in this design series DMC embroidery scissor. I only purchased one of them (floral design as above). I don’t see other countries except EU and UK region sell this series of scissors. Therefore, I do think if you are interested to get one, you may need to purchase one from either EU or UK online shops. I purchased this pair from a UK seller. She provided worldwide shipping service.  For the price of 9.00£ Overall, I will give 4 stars over 5 for this DMC scissors.

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Okay, back to Gingher brand. I had a smiliar stork scissor many years ago. It was old and I can’t even remember how and when I lost the scissor. So I decided to get another new pair this year. And here is the new pair of stork scissor from Gingher. There are hundreds of imitation stork scissors made similar to Gingher stork embroidery scissor. I have never purchase any of them so I do not know whether their workmanship is as good as the Gingher ones. For Gingher, they made great scissors. Yes! They are very very sharp. Good to hold them in your hands or fingers. For the stork scissor, if you have thick fingers, I would recommend you to choose another type of scissor. But I am fine with it. Next, is another pair of pretty limited edition designer series “Julia” embroidery scissor from Gingher. There are many names in the designer series. I don’t think I will be able to collect them all or I may end up seeing an empty digit in my bank account. lol.. As you know Gingher brand embroidery scissors are not cheap! For the designer series, it’s even more expensive. So, I am more happy to have only one from the designer series. To compare both, I will say I love using Julia more than others. Not because she is the most expensive one I have, but she is made of excellent workmanship. She is smooth in cutting at tips and very comfortable in the finger holes too. She is the largest size in my embroidery scissor collection. (4 inches long) However, if you are doing embroidery, she may have a thicker blade compared to stork. So pick the ones you preferred most. I am only using these scissors for my cross stitching work.

Because of my new additions, I have also found a lovely scissor holder for my scissor family.

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So 5 of them goes nicely into this holder. I hope I don’t end up having another few more holders. lol. (I may purchase some embroidery scissor from Dovo, Klasse, Bohin and Sajou brand etc. Oops.. I have to stop myself from getting somemore.)

Anyway, thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Have a nice day. See you again soon!  🙂

 

5 New St. Patricks Ornament In Ebay – January 2

A very happy new year to everyone here. Yes, 2016 is here. May this year be a creative and joyful year for everyone! I also wish that it will be a very peaceful year in 2016. While I was enjoying my new year holiday, I have also completed making my 5 St. Patricks ornament. I will listing all of my handmade St. Patricks ornaments in two weeks. First batch will be on Saturday 2nd January 2016 and the next batch will be on next Saturday. (about only 7 of them) Because this year’s easter is in end of March instead of April, my first batch of easter ornaments will probably be listed next week onwards. So I will move forward making the spring theme ornaments.

Okay so here are the first 5 St. Patricks ornaments:

(Click on the ornament title or picture link will bring you to each of their ebay auction page. Most auctions will start at around 4pm PT.)

Shepherd’s Bush March

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The Sweetheart Tree Shamrock Heart

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Lizzie Kate A Little Luck

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Shepherd’s Bush Lucky Sheep

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Bent Creek Clover Of Clovers

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Thank you for visiting my blog today. Do check out next week! See ya.   🙂